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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-05-2015, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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I posted last month about showing up at my Trap site and having two hunters right by my Trap and the animal that was in it gone. Is there somewhere I can send the fur to identify that it was a coon as the two guys told me? Supposedly the coon got out of the trap when the hunters walked away from the trap and returned. Just want to make sure it wasn't a yote or fox and it ended up in there vehicle.
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If you ask me I think they lied to you. If it was a coon in the trap it would have still been in it.

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It was my first animal after the first day of trapping. Still seem strange they new where my traps were and what was in the other ones.
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It probly wasn't a matter of them knowing where your traps were, rather them seeing or hearing a caught animal. A bouncing animal can be seen from a good ways away. Or imagine standing fifty feet or so away from set with something in, you know the chain rattling sound. Say they heard something and thought, "what was that? let's go check it out"
I don't think anyone is out stealing coons.
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The "coon" was in the trap a half hour before I got there, so they say. They walked to the end of the field and came back and the "coon" was gone. I never had a chance to see what was in the trap. That is why I am questioning everything.
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If I remember correctly you checked this late in the day didn't you? If not I'm sorry but if you did that gives that animal way to long to get out. Could of been toe caught and their presence really made it try to escape. Possible if a coon it was only toe caught and it chewed it off to get out. Maybe a swivel got jammed and it used leverage to pull out. One thing is certain this is your first year and you will scratch your head more times than a dog with fleas when it comes to trapping. Wait till you walk up to a pile of trap parts, then no trap at all. Catch circles that are huge and empty. Blood all over the ground and no animal. Animals just sitting at a set that run off. Pulled out attractants in dirtholes. Dug out dirtholes. Scat on your set. Dug up traps. Its trapping and its not easy. That's why few do it. Just roll with the punches and reset.

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I posted last month about showing up at my Trap site and having two hunters right by my Trap and the animal that was in it gone. Is there somewhere I can send the fur to identify that it was a coon as the two guys told me? Supposedly the coon got out of the trap when the hunters walked away from the trap and returned. Just want to make sure it wasn't a yote or fox and it ended up in there vehicle.
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Just go catch another.
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Is your trap shined up? A coon usually shines them up good when they are in there all day.

I agree, probably a chew off. Reset and move on.

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Will do! First year blues I guess. Will give it another shot. Just disappointing. Guess it's good it happened so soon, will get used to it. Thanks
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